Wednesday, February 20, 2019

How pneumococci challenge our immune system

Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and...

What causes the sound of a dripping tap — and how do you stop...

Scientists have solved the riddle behind one of the most recognizable, and annoying, household sounds: the dripping tap. And crucially, they have also identified...

Delayed pregnancy: Heart health risks for moms and sons, study shows

Delaying pregnancy may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in both women and their children, with boys at higher risk of disease, according to...

Scientists discover how antiviral gene works

It's been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from...

Broken shuttle may interfere with learning in major brain disorders

A broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in people with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, or autism.

Repellent research: Navy developing ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs

It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the US Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs,...

New cancer vaccine shows early promise for patients with HER2-positive cancers

Treatment with a HER2-targeted therapeutic cancer vaccine provided clinical benefit to several patients with metastatic HER2-positive cancers who had not previously been treated with...

New research on avian response to wildfires

New research explores the effects fire has on ecosystems and the wildlife species that inhabit them. Scientists examined the impacts of fires of different...

Ledumahadi mafube: South Africa’s new jurassic giant

A new species of a giant dinosaur has been found in South Africa's Free State Province. The plant-eating dinosaur, named Ledumahadi mafube, weighed 12...

Effective ketamine doses for treatment-resistant depression

A study identifies two subanesthetic dosage levels of the anesthetic drug ketamine that appear to provide significant symptom relief to patients with treatment-resistant depression.